Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot

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This dragon teapot features a five-toe'd dragon famous in Chinese symbolism for its connection to the Imperial family. Dragons also symbolize power, strength and good fortune. Enameled on the inside to promote years of use, and aid in preventing rust and oxidation, this tea pot is also equipped with a stainless steel mesh infuser for use with loose-leaf tea, the ideal way to brew. - A TEAVANA EXCLUSIVE Made in Japan.

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4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime (9)
      • Tea Body:
      • Full (5)
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Citrusy (3), Fruity (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tea enthusiast (12), Health conscious (9), High-end shopper (5), Health nut (3)

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    5.0

    fabulous

    By Spectrumlady

    from MN

    About Me Health Conscious, Health Nut, Tea Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Aromatic
    • High Quality
    • Smooth Body

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime

      Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

      Bit of an investment but this is a wonderful pot... The handle and wt of the pot is lovely..pours smoothly and the balance of it's design it perfect... One can sit with a candle and their tea and it sets the stage

      • Tea Body:
      • Full
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Spicy

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Serviceable Teapot

      By Tea drinker

      from CA

      About Me Tea Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Large size

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Entertaining

      Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

      This is a very large teapot, so it can serve a large number of guests, especially if you're using the matching cups- I can get about 12 cups before having to refill it. However, this set is a bit expensive. Good quality, but high price. I didn't notice it changing the taste of the tea.
      The only thing is the black enamel makes it kind of hard to assess the darkness of the tea, so use a timer.

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      5.0

      Very nice teapot!

      By Sean

      from Rochester

      About Me High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Easy to clean
      • High Quality
      • Large

      Cons

      • Gets Very Hot During Use
      • Heavy
      • Not A Full Set

      Best Uses

        Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

        I love this teapot! I got the black one with the gold dragon, 40 ounce size. It's a nice size, and keeps the tea nice and warm, even when you only use the small cast iron cups and take a while to finish (And you will, if you try to finish it by yourself!). It adds a nice touch of Japanese elegance and class to any pot of tea in any situation. The decoration is nice and subtle, very traditional, but can go with almost any decor. I'd recommend keeping it out when you're not using it- it's just that nice looking.

        This pot seems to enhance the flavor of tea. I don't know if it actually does, or if it was just my brain thinking a $200 teapot will make better tea (Even if it's just an illusion, it's worth every penny!), but the flavors of the tea I made in it (Emperor's Clouds and Mist, incidentally) were more intense than if I made it in my plastic infuser. Not in a bad way, like if I oversteeped, but in a very pleasant way, like the tea just had more flavor in it than usual.

        When you're pouring tea out of it, though, it is quite heavy. You don't have to lift it that far to pour, however.

        Additionally, this is only the pot. This does not come with any cups, a trivet or a warmer. If you are using this on a delicate or finished surface, it might be a good idea to use a trivet. If you take a while to finish your tea, a warmer isn't too bad of an idea. Matching cups are an absolute must. Unfortunately, those come separately.

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        4.0

        Great Taste, Doesn't pair with Oolongs.

        By Alfonso

        from Midden Beemster, Netherlands

        About Me Phd In Tea Tasting, Tea Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Arematic Flavor And Feel
        • Unique Flavor Profile

        Cons

        • Bitter
        • Handle Is Sharp
        • Not A Good Neti Pot
        • Smells Like A Barnyard

        Best Uses

        • Sinus Flush

        Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

        Teapot works well on most occasions, but creates a pungent farm like smell when used for Oolongs, but would strongly suggest using for Chai's.

        • Tea Body:
        • Full
        • Tea Flavor:
        • Citrusy, Malty

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        5.0

        The Imperial Dragon speaks of power!

        By glj

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Seeking Quality

        Pros

        • Aromatic
        • Energizing
        • Fresh
        • High Quality
        • Soothing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Evening
          • Medicinal Purposes

          Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

          The Red Imperial Dragon teapot is the one I enjoy. This teapot will welcome your friends to how much you value their friendship as you serve them a hot cup of tea. The Japanese have poured their hearts into the design of this teapot. I love it. ENJOY! :)

          • Tea Body:
          • Full
          • Tea Flavor:
          • Fruity

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          4.0

          Great investment

          By Sapphire

          from Berkeley, CA

          About Me Health Conscious, Tea Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • Convenient
          • High Quality

          Cons

          • Enamel flakes

          Best Uses

          • Anytime

          Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

          I love this. I've been wanting a cast iron teapot for a long time now, and I'm glad I went with this one. There is a slight problem of flaking enamel, but I only saw a bit of it once so I'm hoping it was nothing. It's beautiful and keeps the tea warm. The matching cups don't keep the tea warm, sadly, despite being hot to touch. However, the cups are small, so it doesn't need to stay warm for long--you'll finish drinking it! I love this teapot. The price tag was worth it.

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          5.0

          Love it!

          By +®!Pp

          from Delaware

          About Me Tea Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • Brews nicely
          • Eye catching
          • Great for company
          • Great quality
          • Keeps tea hot

          Cons

          • Enamel flakes

          Best Uses

          • Anytime
          • Entertaining company

          Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

          I simply looooooove this teapot! It makes great tea and proves as an exquisite centerpiece to any gathering space. The only thing I noticed that can be a bother is the enamel tends to start flaking after a few uses. As long as you make sure you keep the pot dry when its not in use and continue to use bamboo tools when needed this teapot is sure to please!

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love this teapot!

          By Laine

          from Wildwood, Missouri

          About Me Health Conscious, Health Nut, Tea Enthusiast

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anytime

              Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

              As so many others have written, this is a beautiful teapot, convenient, and works great. I have never made tea that tasted so good until I got my cast iron teapot. Even my husband, who normally won't drink tea, loves all the various teas I have made in it. I have the trivet, the warmer and the bamboo set, and use the teapot every day, as well as all day on the weekends when I am home. The quality is outstanding and worth every dime we paid for it. Easy to use and easy to clean. I highly recommend this product.

              • Tea Body:
              • Full
              • Tea Flavor:
              • Citrusy, Fruity, Spicy

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              5.0

              Absolutely love my dragon teapot

              By Karen

              from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

              About Me Health Conscious, High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anytime

                  Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

                  I stumbled upon Teavana on a trip to Vegas 3 months ago. To be honest, I had never even heard of the company before. (Probably because I don't think they have any stores in Canada yet)?

                  Anyway, the store employees were great. They offered me some tea to try. Showed me all the wares. I absolutely fell in love with the cast iron tea pots. I have wanted a Japanese tea set for a very long time but never found one that "spoke" to me enough to warrant buying it. Until this fateful day. And to find one with a dragon on it (I was born in a year of the dragon) was like living a dream.

                  I ended up buying not only the tea pot but 2 sets of cups with saucers, the trivet, the warmer, and about 4 lbs of tea. Let's just say I had to buy a new suitcase to get this wonderful purchase home safely.

                  I love my tea pot. I use it a lot. It is such a wonderfully functional piece of artwork. And there is nothing I love more than coming home from a stressful day at work and making a soothing pot of tea in it.

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                  5.0

                  So much personality!

                  By Soupmaker

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  About Me Health Conscious, Occasional Tea Drinker

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • High Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anytime

                    Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

                    I just treated myself to the large Imperial Dragon cast iron teapot in red. It's so beautiful and has such presence as it sits on the counter.

                    I was looking at several, and the sales associate (Samantha at the South Hills Village store in Pa.) was so knowledgeable and helpful...and patient! I took a while to decide exactly what I wanted, while she showed me different items and explained all the uses and symbolism to me and explained how to use and care for cast iron.

                    We purchased the warmer and the trivet, as well, along with a couple of the hobnail cups. When we left the store, everything was well-wrapped in nice packaging with plenty of tissue padding.

                    We have been having the Tranquil Dreams herbal tea, and I made a pot immediately. I think it tastes better made in an iron teapot.

                    This is a purchase I had been thinking about for some time, as the iron pots are high-end and not inexpensive. I'm so glad I went ahead and got my red Imperial Dragon pot. My husband and I just love it.

                    • Tea Body:
                    • Medium
                    • Tea Flavor:
                    • Citrusy, Fruity

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